US trio confirm that they have separated "for now"

Jonas Brothers have announced that they will split.

The Disney-affiliated boyband recently cancelled a tour of the US, with People reporting that the sibling trio decided to go their separate ways following a meeting on October 3.

Confirming the news to the publication, Kevin Jonas said, “It’s over for now,” while his brother Joe claimed the split “was a unanimous decision”.

Nick Jonas added: “It’s really hard to say ‘forever’. We’re closing a chapter, for sure.”

Jonas Brothers released four albums: ‘It’s About Time’, ‘Jonas Brothers’, ‘A Little Bit Longer’ and ‘Lines, Vines and Trying Times’, with their new album ‘V’ due for release later this year. The band sold more than eight million albums worldwide and were nominated for Best New Artist at the 2008 Grammy Awards. Their 2007 single ‘SOS’ was their most successful UK single, reaching Number 13 in the Official UK Singles Chart.

As well as music, the brothers appeared in a number of TV programmes and films, including Camp Rock and show JONAS. More recently, Kevin Jonas has been the focus of his own reality show entitled Married to Jonas.